Set 1: d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger d1t02 - Althea -> d1t03 - C.C. Rider d1t04 - Ramble On Rose -> d1t05 - El Paso d1t06 - Deep Elem Blues d1t07 - Beat It On Down The Line d1t08 - Bird Song d1t09 - Minglewood Blues
Set 2: d2t01 - China Cat Sunflower -> d2t02 - I Know You Rider -> d2t03 - Samson And Delilah d2t04 - Ship Of Fools d3t01 - Estimated Prophet -> d3t02 - Uncle John's Band -> d3t03 - Drums -> d3t04 - Space -> d3t05 - The Other One -> d3t06 - Stella Blue -> d3t07 - Good Lovin'
July 11, 2017 Subject:
Knockin' on the door
Ahhmazing.!! The purity of this..I'm almost there..kinda goofy when the goosebumps come out..Now back to the show...
September 15, 2015 Subject:
This is the most polished the Dead sounded in the Brent era. China Cat>Rider is the best case in point.
March 16, 2013 Subject:
glad I found this show
Wow what great energy from the boys here tonight.This is why we traveled all over the country , to catch magic in a bottle whenever you could .
FLAS is just smoking with Jerry working the distortion like crazy . The first set is good , but the 2nd set, holy shit. I had China Rider playing in the background while I was doing housework and had to put that aside to give this a good listen. Of course kudos to Brent - listen to him fill in the gaps and jam like a mofo in Samson.
November 30, 2012 Subject:
Excellent early Brent-era surprise
A really solid performance right from the first notes of FLAS onward (except maybe the US Blues closer which keeps threatening to derail). 5 star second set for sure. No props for the Estimated yet? I'll be the first.
The reviewer below is right, this show truly is one of the 'nest' of 81.
Here & Now -
September 27, 2012 Subject:
China-Rider trippin... :)
Wow Great jamzs! To note the opening jam to china rider is totally unique and trippy.
September 27, 2012 Subject:
What a great show!
Althea, Bird Song, China>Rider, and the second set start to finish are spectacular. One of my favorite '80s shows and possibly the best post-hiatus China>Rider I know of. Do it.
November 4, 2011 Subject:
i agree with the guy below
this is a rippin show especially the China>Rider, Thye Other One and Stella all in all killer show 5 for performance and 4 for the recording which is really good for this era but not as sharp and crisp as 77 78 though all in all 4.5 in my book but ill go with the 4 altogether
April 29, 2010 Subject:
One of the Nest of '81
Not only is the sounds top notch, but the playing is super charged for this year. '81 can get slow at times and kinda muted, this is not one of those nights. Pure NYC crack right here.
September 22, 2009 Subject:
Grate performance. Perfect sound quality from Mr. Miller. I used to prefer the Jim Wise aud to the sbd I had but this is great. I usually reserve five stars for my favorite years (74,77,78,89,90) but this earned it.